Houston Journal of International Law

This journal publishes articles in international and comparative law, including international business, finance, torts, crime and human rights.

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 3, Spring

English Criminal Procedure under Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights: Implications for Custodial Interrogation Practices
I. INTRODUCTION In the English legal system, the criminally accused has a general right to a fair trial by a jury of peers. The trial is a rigorous exercise in the regulation of the flow of information from and between the parties, information...
Remembering the Persecuted: An Analysis of the International Religious Freedom Act
"Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves are also in the body."--Hebrews 13:3. I. INTRODUCTION Religious persecution has never enjoyed the degree of attention paid to well-known...
Sex Trafficking and Forced Prostitution: Comprehensive New Legal Approaches
I. INTRODUCTION At least 700,000 persons annually, primarily women and children, are trafficked within or across international borders.... Many of these persons are trafficked into the international sex trade, often by force, fraud, or...
The Expansion of the Biological Weapons Convention: The History and Problems of a Verification Regime
I. INTRODUCTION The threat of biological warfare is real. The September 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. and the letters contaminated with anthrax that have killed five Americans and infected many others, show the willingness...
Trying a Bin Laden and Others: Evaluating the Options for Terrorist Trials
"We must never forget that the record on which we judge these defendants today is the record on which history will judge us tomorrow. To pass these defendants a poisoned challice is to put it to our own lips as well." (1) On November 13, 2001,...